- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Roy Sakuma Productions (June 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966289706
- ISBN-13: 978-0966289701
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Treasury of Ukulele Chords Paperback – June 1, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
Sakuma has 48 chords per 11 x 8 inch page, and 20 pages of chords. Leonard has 11 chords per 9 x 5 page and 83 pages of chords.
Sakuma has sections, such as Major Chords, Minor Chords, 6ths, 7ths, Dominant, Augmented, etc. on different pages. Leonard has all the chords of a character (e/g all G chords) together (for instance, all G type chords go from page 59-65).
The chord diagrams in Sakuma are 1 inch each. The chord diagrams in Leonard are 1.5 inches each.
Back to opinion: I cannot stand two things about Leonard--the incessant page flipping to find a chord, and the poor organization of the book.
For instance, if I'm learning a song, and it's chords are A, Cm, G, F, and I want to see if fingering up the fretboard will make it more pleasant, or easier transitions, in Sakuma I only need to look at one single page for all the major chords A, G, and F and all their alternatives-- then I look at one other page for Cm (just looking on the single Minor page for all Minors, not just the one i need).
With Leonard, not only do I have to skip around the book to four completely different sections for the four chords, but then I have to wade through 4-8 pages for each chord to find what I'm looking for. It'll drive a person insane!
A+ Roy, thanks for making us this book!
As you grow as a player, or when you want to start learning about chords not covered in this book (the sort of chords that don't exist except in the very jazziest of jazz songs), this is what I recommend. Start learning music theory, understand the principles of movable chords, and how chords are formed. Until then, and even a while afterwords, this book is a fantastic reference.
I just added a star to my review since everyone else is giving it five stars, why should I be different? It IS a very useful book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! This is a layout of chords in a logical, simple fashion. For example the major chords are showed across the top of the page and under each one is an alternative... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sam
Excellent variety of chord illustrations including hard to find chords like F# 7-5. It also shows variations of where on the ukulele each chord can be played. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
very eaey to use, like that chords sorted by Major, Minor, etc instead of by scale as most songs have cords from same category not same scale.Published 7 months ago by Jen555
Best chord book I have seen. Showed it to my teacher and she is going to order one. It's a beginner I will never ever play some of them but nice to know if I have themPublished 8 months ago by DEBRA A. BROWN
Has an endless list of different chords, listed by chord type and then a poetic description of the mood that the chords in each category depict (I especially like this aspect... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very handy book. Easy to understand and exactly what I needed.Published 11 months ago by M. Vandercapellen